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Pa'La Downtown, Phoenix, AZ

Pa'La Downtown

4.6
4.6
131 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Pa’La means “for-the…” and it is forged in a passion to deliver food and wine that is inherently approachable and human to our community of people. It is a vision that originated in San Sebastian Spain by restauranteur Omar Alvarez and Chef Claudio Urciuoli.
Drawing from coastal cultures of the Mediterranean and South America, ingredients are sourced locally with wild caught seafood, organic grains, and vegetables.
On the main level, much of our menu centers around a hand-built wood burning oven, with a rotating menu of daily specials on our black board.
Upstairs, we offer a tapas menu and live entertainment on weekends.
Our wines represent small, family owned vineyards from around the Mediterranean sea with a personal story behind each winery. Our draft beers are exclusively selected from local hand crafted breweries.
It is Pa’ La’s commitment to bring a unique and unforgettable experience to the people of Phoenix and beyond.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (602) 368-3052

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Alford

  • Catering

    For Private Event / Upstairs Bar Rental and Catering Options please reach out: jason[at]palakitchen.com

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Event / Upstairs Bar Rental and Catering Options please reach out: jason[at]palakitchen.com

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Phoenix

  • Cross street

    2nd St / Washington st

  • Parking details

    2 hr. Parking Validation at Ace Parking Garage. 201 N. 1st Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone: 602-254-6514

  • Public transit

    Light Rail 3rd St./ Washington St/, One North 1st St.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 131 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best restaurant in Phoenix hands down. The manager is incredibly educated on wine and food pairings. Our favorite restaurant to dine at!
  2. JA

    JessicaA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Phoenix. Great ambiance, excellent hospitality and perfectly prepared seafood. Go to here.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great food. New waitress who tried hard but was still getting her feet under her. Would absolutely send our friends cause the food was delicious, especially the hamachi and sweet potato.
  4. J

    Jeff

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    A pleasant place, good food and service. However, the portions were extremely small and very over priced. We won't be back.
  5. LB

    LoriB

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food that was very unique! Everything was absolutely fabulous!! We had great wine and drinks, and the service was exceptional!! You must visit the upstairs!
  6. JL

    JessL

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The service was excellent. I was very impressed with everything this place has to offer and we will definitely be going again.
  7. AT

    AmyT

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our second visit and it was as good as our first. We ordered mostly small plates so our bill was quite reasonable. Our waiter Trey was delightful and knowledgeable and added to the experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Small portions for the price , not a lot of variety
  9. DD

    DominicD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The fish was incredible perfectly cooked My hat goes often to the chef
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Horrible service
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was cool. Their is just far better places for the same price. The waiter didn’t know the omakase on the menu (which we ordered for a party of 10) — it’s not that he didn’t know it’s that only the chef knows (per two staff). Food was okay, weak on the serving sizes for all courses, especially when feeding 10. Would probably comeback just to have the drinks though, the upstairs bartender was fire.
  12. 1

    1aftertday

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hmm Where to start.. The staff here has been trained very well. Best start to finish in recent memory. Knowledge of Food and beverages from server to mgr to busser Was unbelievable. They all know the product and are Very professional. Very impressive compared to shy other dining experiences. Salad - pork belly- scallop / oysters- fish- passion fruit tart.. Each item was a mouthful of flavor … Well please be back Everything was pretty perfect…
  13. g

    ggnyc

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal! Had an amazing chef’s tasting dinner the night before and decided to return the next day for lunch. Delighted to find the meal more than lived up to the previous evening’s stellar standards.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really wonderful experience from Tre, Gilles, Chef and (I must apologize for blanking on her name) the new manager. Definitely glad we went with Omakase tonight to just enjoy ourselves and not make decisions, haha! Yet another great dinner, looking forward to returning!
  15. S

    Snow

    Portland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food and service were good but the music was way too loud. We didn't know if we should eat or dance. I suggest they tone it down a bit. The playlist was good...just way to loud to have a conversation or digest our food.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with incredible food and an excellent wine list. The service and hospitality was top notch. We will absolutely be returning.
  17. a

    alexascooking

    Phoenix

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner and service. The Maitake mushroom with truffles might have been one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.
  18. m

    melissac

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! Food was excellent and service was great. Will definitely be back!
  19. H

    Henryphx

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very modern Mediterranean cuisine with a slight twist of Japanese, the service is still not in the sane level with the good food. Very loud and noisy.
  20. n

    nahilibob

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love this place, probably best food in town
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I tried their Omakase which ended up being a 10 course meal, and their chefs choices were spectacular! Our server was very attentive, the atmosphere was welcoming perfect for a date night or special occasion. 10/10 highly recommended.
  22. JF

    JerryF

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are downstairs and everything was amazing. Every dish was amazing from the menu and the board specials. I had the mussels and the white anchovies with the Japanese sweet potato as bd bears.
  23. KB

    KenB

    Denver

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Drinks were unique The Omakase was pricy, but outstanding taste and presentation. Our server Delaney was superb
  24. PB

    PaulB

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pa’La has a very cosmopolitan vibe with and offers original food options. The service was A+.
  25. SP

    SharonP

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Mostly a great experience. Loved the band and the singer. The font on the menu was too small. And the orders got mixed up, but generally a nice time.
  26. C

    Camel

    Phoenix

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The enthusiasm of Pa'La was evident as soon as we walked in the door. Greeted and seated right away. Our server, Tai, was great, knew the menu top to bottom and the off menu items. Food arrived at good intervals with only one exception. Suggest you order drinks as soon as you sit. We sat a little after 6 PM on a Tuesday with the place about 1/3 full and noise was fine, by 7:15 it was packed and VERY noisy so keep that in mind. One irritation, which we all knew was nothing more than a slight cute touch by the staff, they kept telling us we were family and that we owned the place. Nice the 1st time, maybe the 2nd, but it got old after that. Glad we went, we plan to return.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    You do such a very good good job at everything. Food service, cleanliness. The volumes you were playing were so overriding conversations that it became laughable. We’ll always come back
  28. KG

    KatetheGreat

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food! Delicious cocktails! Great service! Be prepared to pay for this wonderful experience and the great live music that may hinder conversation.
  29. L

    Lsharp

    Las Vegas

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a wonderful lunch - our server was a joy, and we would come back just to see her again. Loved the hamachi special. The octopus was original and definitely shines straight out of the woodfire oven. We also loved the mushroom pizza. We'll be back!
  30. S

    Sammantha

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Although the food was delicious, the portions were disappointingly small for the price.
  31. KA

    KAM27

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef is amazing! The Niman Ranch pork belly was a food moment to be sure! Really great experience from beginning to end!
  32. j

    jandjk

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tip 10 restaurant in the valley. Innovative, beautiful and delicious food. Also excellent service from Tia!
  33. MJ

    MyJoey

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with attentive and engaging staff. We shared 5 plates between the four of us. All were delicious. Would definitely go back.
  34. D

    Dave

    Seattle

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and superb service. Angel is awesome.
  35. B

    Bonbon55

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Portions were so small for the price. Also had to send back the seabass - was cold, and the second had tough pieces in the center so bad you couldn't cut it. Overall not a great experience.
  36. JK

    JeanneK

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Great service. Loved all the delicious tapas. Everything from the bread to the pizza to the scallops to the carpaccio was top notch. We will definitely fo back.
  37. TR

    TRuff

    Boise

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Arrived on time, but our table wasn’t ready. The sat us upstairs. After 45 minutes with no service, we flagged down a server for menus. We were informed at that point that there was no food service upstairs, a piece of information that appeared no where on the website or the reservation system. We left and I was forced to take my out-of-state guests to find another restaurant on a Friday night in downtown. Incredibly disappointing!
  38. Z

    Zack

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    A much needed type of restaurant in the downtown Phoenix area. Finer dining than most places downtown. A touch on the pricey side for the portion sizes, but quality is good, and servers are very friendly and accommodating.
  39. JB

    JenniferB

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. Food was amazing. Can’t wait to go back.
  40. K

    Katlee

    Denver

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had a wonderful server who understood the wines and food selections. The portions we tried were all small plates with lovely presentation and wonderful flavors.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Pa'La Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 368-3052.

Pa'La Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 131 OpenTable diners.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd St / Washington st

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Phoenix

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    2 hr. Parking Validation at Ace Parking Garage. 201 N. 1st Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone: 602-254-6514

  • Public transit

    Light Rail 3rd St./ Washington St/, One North 1st St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Alford

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (602) 368-3052

  • Catering

    For Private Event / Upstairs Bar Rental and Catering Options please reach out: jason[at]palakitchen.com

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Event / Upstairs Bar Rental and Catering Options please reach out: jason[at]palakitchen.com

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